Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The First Broad River Wastewater Treatment plant is a modern six million gallon per day capacity facility with an activated sludge process.  This facility is one of only two wastewater treatment plants in North Carolina that is ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certified.

With a current average flow of 3.36 million gallons per day, our competent staff of 14 employees is trained and certified in the wastewater treatment process to safeguard the effluent back into the First Broad River.

An on site composting facility is also a part of the daily operations of the wastewater treatment plant.  Approximately 1,200 tons of Class A/EQ (excellent quality) product is produced annually.  Not only is the compost totally organic, it is great to use on your lawn, plants, trees or gardens.  Compost is an excellent soil amendment to red dirt (clay), which is predominate in our area.  Our composting facility uses storm debris (trees, limbs, etc.) and sludge to produce a quality product.  This process eliminates approximately 800 tons of debris taking up landfill space.


Plant Tours

Our staff at Shelby’s Wastewater Treatment Plant welcomes group or individual tours of our facility.  To arrange a plant tour, contact Sibyl Brotherton at 704-484-6850.

Other Important Information




For more information, contact:

Brad Greene, Plant Operations Superintendent/ORC

Sibyl Brotherton, Plant Supervisor/ORC

John Reuscher, Pretreatment Coordinator/Lab Supervisor/FOG

First Broad River Wastewater Treatment Facility

1940 S Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152

(PO Box 207, Shelby, NC 28151-0207)

Phone: 704-484-6850 * Fax: 704-484-6872

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